The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical data, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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Patterns Exhibition coming to London

Our new theme, ‘Patterns’ is now making its way to London.

Come along to South Quay Plaza, Canary Wharf from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th August 2018, open daily from 10am to 3pm.

The photographers who have work featured in this exhibition have taken nature, architecture, art, design and more as their inspiration. They have experimented with repetition, tessellation, symmetry, perspective, angles and magnification to create powerful images using visual patterns.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Competition Urban Vista

Our competition ‘Urban Vista’ is now open for entries!

For this competition we are looking for your best shots of city views. That may mean shooting architecture, the streets, or capturing the essence of the city by photographing its people. You may wish to focus on areas of new construction and renovation in order to document the transformation of your city. Perhaps you will concentrate on the finer details of the buildings focusing on clean lines, symmetry, colour, detail and pattern. Or maybe you will be looking to captivate audiences with depictions of everyday life.

We are looking for images that express the city’s character, that make the familiar unfamiliar, that seek out the unnoticed beauty of the urban landscape. Help us to view your city of choice through new eyes.

This competition will close for entries at midnight (GMT) on Friday 31st August 2018

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Patterns Feedback

Fabulous exhibition and layout. Particularly liked the hints on taking pictures – all expressed in ordinary language – no excessive technical stuff – all about the composition.

Ian Lowrie
Our newest theme, ‘Patterns’, coming to a venue near you – miss it, miss out!

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Feedback Architecture

A huge clue to one of the themes coming up next quarter!

I enjoyed the exhibition very much. The theme was of personal interest and the photos were stunning. Thank you to all involved with creating such a great exhibition.

Sean Brookes
Watch this space for your own chance to visit an ‘Architecture’ themed exhibition!

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Feedback Creativity

Great exhibition, great venue/location. Interesting selection of photos – architectural abstracts, lighting experiments, macros, landscapes. Excellent exhibition 🙂

Richard Mills
Creativity will be another one of our touring themes next quarter! We hope to see you there!

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.


  • Patterns
  • London - South Quay Plaza, London
  • 22 August 2018 - 26 August 2018
  • Patterns
  • Reading - Thames Valley Park 1 & 2, Reading
  • 29 August 2018 - 02 September 2018